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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Throwleigh

Historical Forms

  • Morcheston 1330 SR
  • Morcheton, Morchyngton 1443 Ct
  • Morecheneton 1525 Recov
  • Morchington 1562 FF
  • North Murchenton 1638 FF


In the SR for 1340 Richard, Walter and Robert Morch were taxed under Throwleigh, and probably this family gave name to the place, which is thus of medieval origin, and an example of a very late use of connective ing . v. tun .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement